tv [untitled] October 14, 2011 9:31pm-10:01pm EDT
to clear up park housing the rallies ended in officers backing down the demonstrators say they will continue to fight on with growing international support the movement is set to go global. and the european central bank presses governments to do more to save the continent's economies saying it is time for politicians to take the lead the bank's president was speaking ahead of a major meeting with the world a meeting of world finance ministers who are in paris to find a solution to the crisis this comes as spain's credit rating is cut by a second agency. coming your way up next our special report on the colombian drug lord pablo escobar who became even more famous in death. on the tarmac of bogota airport a family looks out of place these are no ordinary people it's the family of pablo escobar the colombian cocaine godfather and the most wanted criminals on
a. they had hoped to seek refuge in frankfurt but the german authorities immediately turn them back. to the escobar family comprises the some one top bloke in his arms his young system on a way out. and bringing up the rear maria of a tourist. and tired and bewildered and most of all they are scared pablo escobar has been on the run for sixteen months and is no longer the all powerful drug lord who for years had terrorized colombia. the public enemy number one lives like a hunted animal from his hiding place somewhere in colombia the drug dealer is powerless to help his family but ask about always had an achilles' heel his family his daughter his son meant everything to him. his achilles' heel is something the colombian authorities are planning to take full advantage of from the moment they
check into a hotel the family is under constant surveillance they've become the bait. it's just a matter of time before the godfather makes the mistake of falling into the trap the police have set forth. is the wisest of us slip through our fingers too many times it's unbelievable she was afraid to go. home but escobar used to bomb schools soup. markets anyway what did she. get out and you knew all about the families of the police you knew with them all those c.s.i. that follow those lives and how many brothers they. maybe
small time drug dealers. and it's nowhere near like it was in escobar is time. well ecology at the time of the humans a mad house bullets for breakfast and lunch and bombs for dinner. but. you know what people die every day and every morning that the bodies near the mountains would call it public some a treat each day that because people would be murdered often just dumped on the open ground.
there are few people left amid a human but well you have to know where to look. so the toss is to find them. according to some one of best formal of time outs is still alive. little video from those years still exists. his name is john gyre of ls quiz alias popeye. police wanted posters back then popeye was not far behind his boss escobar when it came to the pecking order he was implicated in a number of murders sources claim that he's been serving time in prison for several gives what seems certain is that he was able to survive in bogota his notorious low modelo prison on homme. life in the old prison was a daily diet of insecurity and frequent violence where the prisoners ruled the
roost as cabal's former right hand man has since been spirited away to much safer surroundings. it takes a few more days to track down no one apparently knows where he is but the systems finally pays off. there is at last some news. popeye's being held about one hundred kilometers from bogota in this modern detention center. it's a high security prison with murderers drug traffickers and hired killers among its inmates. no t.v. crews had ever been allowed inside before it was considered too dangerous but once again persistence pays off and an exception is made. a chance to talk one on one with pablo escobar as most loyal the times.
and he's the best person to give a first hand account of his former bosses life in the wrong. you know point one million of the time back in may there were fifteen hundred people looking for us going to be out of this bellagio is that alessio israelis british americans the colombian secret service the cia the da. everyone was off to. get this out of bed because they thought the one that other hunters had been a was never refused one of his bosses orders however ruthless they may have been he claims he was responsible for two hundred fifty of the estimated ten thousand murders ordered by a. once there was a very high profile woman that we will order to kill in custody not you know that and we shelter and the intercontinental hotel but getting out of the hotel was tricky as the police had time to helicopter they opened fire and i was hit here in
the artery i managed to get home and public himself came over to see me that's when i realized it was a friend not just the boss i had a friend not a boss. tell was an army of lambs led by a lion i was a lamb the boss was a lion. by the mid one nine hundred seventy s. escobar was at the height of his powers. he was the leader of a group made up of his cousins and friends that ruled the drug trade along side with three hundred men an army of hired killers locally as the sea county us devoted body and soul to the corps these men created the now infamous cartel. a cartel specialized in cocaine. revolutionized the way the drug was transported
any means was good by road by em all by sea. hundreds of kilos of the drug was soon reaching the united states and europe as never seen children ideas to ensure deliveries to his best clients in the u.s. even had the submarine built in one nine hundred eighty escobar reached his senate becoming the undisputed godfather of the world's cocaine trade. as ruthless as he was daring. barely ten years escobar had come a long way from a small time grave robber he had become the all powerful king of cocaine a godfather whose net worth of the time was estimated at five billion dollars. and almost as if to prove he could do what he liked he pushed the envelope to the limit by having his photo taken with his son outside the white house.
be used as his profits from drugs to buy a real estate in miami florida under the noses of the american authorities. escobar becomes america's worst nightmare u.s. federal justice authorities demand his immediate extradition. he formed a group called the us it started. with for them also is a better coffin in colombia than a prison cell in the united states when he declared war on colombia because of the extradition we'd never expect that the sides of that. escobar revealed his true personality a psychopath who orders the murders of everyone who might be involved in processing his extradition judges journalists politicians police anyone. during this period of
terror an estimated ten thousand fall victim to ask about his killing spree or sometimes we'll go outside after obama. and see him body parts we're seeing small children infants they'll be killed simply because their parents were placed in. such incidents but the colombian authorities to act and they decide to eliminate the godfather of. price this put on his head and he becomes public enemy number one . for the me want to give it. a blow escobar alias the doctor vanishes from sight. a french t.v. crew that had been working on another story comes across ask about the bush. the subsequent interview was a major scoop and the first time a european media has ever filmed the drug trafficker. in front of
a camera escobar goes to some lengths to justify himself and just some followers a lot of. what we have to realize that we're living through the cocaine period cocaine is inviting the well you know why because it's a drug that's less strong on less damaging than the others there are drug addicts and because of a lack of education and discipline. it's the same with alcohol and there's no difference between someone sleeping on the sidewalk because of drink or because of drugs. you know because. the godfather goes on to pick up part of the american arguments against the cocaine trade like ok right now it's cocaine that's considered dangerous evil because the americans can't control it an economy goes it's the colombians of produce that that's the real problem. and that same year the middle tell ships out three hundred kilograms a day of cocaine into the united states u.s. officials have had enough and again demand the extradition of the drug store.
hunted in his own country and want to buy u.s. justice there appears no way out for escobar undeterred he tries to bargain for his freedom with the colombian government it's an on likely bonsa. in june one thousand nine hundred ninety one an assorted convoy of vehicles is heading into the mountains me a medic to a place known as the catch a drought inside the vehicle and his gunman flank the godfather escobar has agreed to surrender and serve time but in a prison that he himself has built to his own specifications escobar is dictating the terms and his purpose built jail conspicuously has neither prison bars nor keys on the radio escobar explains that he has surrendered for the sake of
a colombian people at a moment i thought a good thing at this historic moment when our fighters are giving themselves up to bring calm to the country i cannot ignore the polls for peace by the last majority of a colombian people quite. june one thousand nine hundred one when you. got the drywall is a five star luxury prison with all the comforts of home. and even better than most homes of the time as a state of the art kitchen music centers telephone it's. outside there's a huge telescope which allows the godfather to keep track of police as they come and go as well as keep watch over his family who have remained in the valley below . during the day pablo and his associates have no time to get bored the cocaine and continues to grow. to look at that. the prison
a country was crime central it was where they control the drug traffic and the government was fully aware of the fact that when what was going on leaks out it causes a huge scandal with the president of colombia himself forced to explain it was not a joke what happened he's such got boss ethiopia intimidation that we end up discovering that most of these soldiers were already. fried. the government insists he served time in a real prison sensing a trap he refuses. one night as his friend popeye and a dozen henchmen escape. hopped on ice skating for the friends where there were no police no i want to be more we must have left at about eleven at night and it was very foggy outside when their escape was discovered a state of alert is declared after
a year in his private prison pablo escobar has once again gone on the grounds. that the police realize they need to act quickly as the godfather is on familiar territory and every hour lost gives him the opportunity to disappear for good nothing is left to chunks each house and maybe and its suburbs a search starting with those belonging to his left family. but by the morning of the twenty second of july nine hundred ninety two the authorities admit they've lost him escobar has apparently vanished into thin air.
in bogota the government as exhaust parades are barely twenty four hours off to his escape it sets up the block ale that was good on an elite unit whose sole tosk is to track down home and its headquarters are in the city center the one thousand strong unit is made up of highly trained and handpicked policemen and soldiers. the commandos make sure that none of a man from eddying. and that all of them have a squaw to settle with escobar choosing those who have lost at least one member of their families to the gangstas hit man. the head of the unit is colonel hugo must tina is as methodical as he is i mean corruptible. just. is number two as major hugo i do yeah his role is to gather intelligence he's
a stuff as nails and far lead to tom and. the americans send two of their best drug offices to work alongside the columbia is on the ground. who is the best of the best in going after him we had all the resources we wanted by resources i'm talking about the the money the quick. the intelligence da at this time i created a. tape t.k.o. problem which is that we were we were targeting a school bar all over the world. many in becomes a city under siege the special unit is everywhere with cock block to do as it pleases sweeping everywhere i'm such an everyone.
to begin with the dragnet turns up little more than weapons telephones explosives common enough and maybe and and the usual suspects most of them petty criminals. what the investigators are hoping for is the one clue the one informant who might lead them to ask about. him he's got published a lot of. those means are busy and those me going to be operations. the i'm going to get a big. yoshimi. the rewards of the televised appeals for information make little headway however as whoever might be tempted to inform on the godfather will his cronies knows fully well it would mean the death sentence. as a result months go by and escobar remains as elusive as ever. despite the grind of the danger the such unit has to follow up every lead. off from the unit's intelligence take some to envy god the subway escobar grew up. people were
hiding you know the number list was a rock with hope for the people who'd made it with the help a lot of help a lot of poor he built churches. get a lot of money to two people who watched you know they were guarding him they were hiding. here in this house the police were hoping to round up a few members of the cops now. listen to. him . unfortunately for the police there arrived too late and it wouldn't be the last time. elite forces well paid informants yet there was still no breakthrough to catch
escobar there's a change of tactics with priority now being given to telecommunications. the americans provide an awacs surveillance aircraft and a twin engine plane to track vocal frequencies it's the first time such methods are used to hunt down one man. it means that colonel martinez and his men can eavesdrop on hundreds of telephone radio conversations day and night twenty four seventh's. then in march one thousand ninety three. we suddenly realize we have asked about talking to his son on his cell phone but the problem was that he was constantly on the move. of the twin engine plane that is constantly in the area of a mediterranean manages to locate the frequency used in the phone call. a plane was able to identify where the cool would be made from on the ground so i immediately traced the location on a map of the city to find the exact spot. but i think. the calculations show that
it came from a house in one of many human smart the suburbs escobar has to be there and it's just a matter of rounding him up. the orders are to move in a dorm and the house just already searched. inside there's a volga display of wealth and a few stuff that a half asleep. this is a guy who does this house. has a name escobar often uses. the bed as a mate the bed clothes still warm as it seems was tipped off just in time. story the only people of the stuff like that in all of his houses. has now been on the run from his comfortable imprisonment for eight months. he's
thumbing his nose at the special units. we missed him at the beginning. may i venture say when mr moore good good twenty times you know we would pick him up on the radio we'd have the search blocks around the area in we're always you know would always miss and. as time goes by pablo escobar popularity seems to increase. evading the authorities by luck or design makes him into a hero. in the rundown neighborhoods the poor are all on his side. he said oh yeah god if i blow a hair he wouldn't even need to us i doubt he's welcome here any time in our hearts
he's welcome with open arms he will always be welcome. escobar also finds easy refuge with his cronies from the cartel and other traffickers on whose loyalty he can rely now more than a decade and a half later most i'm no longer alive. all that are left are some members of the escobar family who alone know how the godfather managed to remain at liberty for so long. maybe they might finally told. according to some reports his son john pablo and his widow maria victoria have sold refuge in argentina. his brother roberto.
and his younger sister. hostility. the escobar family had been untouchable for so long the brother and sister used to go out quite openly these days they choose to keep a much lower profile a local journalist helps out by providing the address of escobar sister. is this where mrs escobar lives. yes she did you know sorry she's just going out. ok we'll leave a message for her. observe
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